10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 1 night
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Launceston

— 1 night

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Low Head Penguin Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and then sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip planner.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 25°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

St Helens

— 1 night
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage and then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Port Arthur

— 1 night
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 30th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with Wild Ocean Tasmania and then contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Hobart

— 4 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and indulge your taste buds at Drink Tasmania Premium Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Nature & Parks · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.